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Anyone using Schoeps MK22 for main pair? Condenser Microphones
Old 1 week ago
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We've got 10 of the MK22/CMC6 here at Soundmirror. When they first came out, everybody loved them for string spots. However, over the years I have gone back to my old tried and true choices.
In order:
  • MK21
  • MK5
  • MK4
  • mk22
I find that it is much like the MK2H. When it came out we all used it for a period of time, but now a days, they almost never leave the mic cabinet.
As always, YMMV.
All the best,
-mark
Hi Mark, I always appreciate your input on this forum. And thank you for this list -- interesting to consider that. If you can find a moment, I'd be very curious to hear your thoughts specifically on why the Mk22 is not always a good choice in your/Soundmirror's experience, and conversely, what the situations are when you do typically find them a better choice than the other options you mentioned...

Many thanks again,
Luke
Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by lukedamrosch View Post
Hi Mark, I always appreciate your input on this forum. And thank you for this list -- interesting to consider that. If you can find a moment, I'd be very curious to hear your thoughts specifically on why the Mk22 is not always a good choice in your/Soundmirror's experience, and conversely, what the situations are when you do typically find them a better choice than the other options you mentioned...

Many thanks again,
Luke
My all-time favorite string spot is the MK21. It just sounds right. It blends well and never jumps out of the picture. If I need something a little more directional, I'll go to the MK5, as they have a similar character. If the strings are a little bright, I'll switch to the MK4 (Which is think is on the dull side for string spots...) To my ear, the MK22 lacks "weight" for massed strings. Sorry I can't be more empirical.
All the best,
-mark
Old 6 days ago
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Thanks Mark! I really appreciate it.
Old 3 days ago
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mk4/mk8/mk21/ortf/xy

i get to work with (small to medium) orchestras playing along with electronic/amplified instruments or jazz bands; i therefore prefer narrower pickup patterns on spot (and even section) mics and use mostly mk4's.

main is often ortf or mk 21 if l/c/r.

i used mk22's on (front and) rear ambi (wide a/b) switched to mk 2's and 'felt' (not heard/compared side by side) the room getting wider, but had to engage a slightly higher hipass (and switched front amby to shotguns pointing into the audience); so no more mk22's - good mic though, but not for my needs
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